I enjoy watching the birds in my garden, especially at this time of year when they are nesting and feeding their young.

Dandelion-and-bullfinch Baby-blue-tit

But yesterday I came across some very exotic birds I hadn't seen before.

Birdies

The enthusiasm with which I scrambled through my fabric stash and began cutting out the pattern transported me back to how I was as a child – always making something.

I knew they'd also capture my son's imagination and I was right – he went to bed last night with them perched on his pillow!

Thanks to SharonB for telling me about this free pattern and to Spool for sharing such a cute creation.

I bet my friend Sharon McSwiney won't be able to resist them either.

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